Definition of Mental confusion
1. Noun. A mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior. "A confusion of impressions"
Generic synonyms: Cognitive State, State Of Mind
Specialized synonyms: Disorientation, Distraction, Daze, Fog, Haze, Half-cock, Jamais Vu, Bafflement, Befuddlement, Bemusement, Bewilderment, Mystification, Obfuscation, Puzzlement, Perplexity
Derivative terms: Confused, Confused, Confused, Confuse
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Literary usage of Mental confusion
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1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1900)
"Generally there is a prodromal period of several days or weeks during which the patient suffers from more or less marked mental confusion, attended, ..."
2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1901)
"Every now and then we meet with cases in which an infection, poisoning, or profoundly debilitating cause, is followed by mental confusion, but in which the ..."
3. Manual of Psychiatry by Joseph Rogues de Fursac, Aaron Joshua Rosanoff (1916)
"PSYCHOSES OF EXHAUSTION: PRIMARY mental confusion, ACUTE DELIRIUM. ... the name of "Stupidity," primary mental confusion has only recently been brought ..."
4. The Mental State of Hystericals: A Study of Mental Stigmata and Mental Accidents by Pierre Janet (1901)
"... mental confusion All hysterical stigmata depend, as has been seen, on a psychological insufficiency, which manifests itself by disturbances of attention ..."
5. The Grand Strategy of Evolution: The Social Philosophy of a Biologist by William Patten (1920)
"... CONSTRUCTIVE ACTION The Influence of the New Concept on Human Conduct—The Varied Aspects of Nature as a Source of mental confusion—Conflict and Tragedy, ..."
6. A Course of Lectures on the Growth and Means of Training the Mental Faculty by Francis Warner (1890)
"Sign* of timidity and mental confusion. Inattention. not let children look ill-tempered, the facial expression tends to raise the feeling. ..."
7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1894)
"As the essential feature of delirium is mental confusion, and as delirium is often the product of toxaemia, well illustrated by drug-intoxications, ..."